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In response to the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s consultation paper on Restricted Access Systems Declarations

Communications Mass media Australia

The Australian Privacy Foundation's submission to ACMA focuses on the privacy aspects of the proposed scheme of Restricted Access Systems Declarations. However, they also state that this should not be seen as any indication of their agrement with the general idea of such a scheme. They note that the scheme is utterly out of line with the well established goal of functional equivalence.

The proposed scheme would create a register of individuals who view content rated MA15+ and/or R18+ on certain modern forms of media.

No similar register is kept of individuals viewing such content in a movie theatre or renting/buying such content in a video store. They cannot see any justification for this difference in treatment, and no such justification is provided in the consultation paper.

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